A proxy architecture to enhance the performance of WAP 2.0 by data compression

TitleA proxy architecture to enhance the performance of WAP 2.0 by data compression
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsYin, Z., and V. C. M. Leung
Conference NameWireless Communications and Networking, 2003. WCNC 2003. 2003 IEEE
Pagination1322 -1327 vol.2
Date Publishedmar.
Keywordsbroadband networks, cdma2000 1XRTT channels, communication process optimization, content compression, data compression, delays, end-to-end security problem, error propagation elimination, high-speed wireless networks, Internet, IS-95 channels, low-bandwidth networks, performance enhancement, proxy architecture, radio access networks, request compression, robust header compression, ROHC, TCP/IP, telecommunication channels, transmitted air-interface traffic, transport protocols, WAP 1.x, WAP 2.0, WAT, wireless access time, wireless application protocol, wireless domain isolation, wireless session delay reduction

This paper presents a novel architecture for wireless application protocol (WAP) 2.0 employing a proxy to isolate the wireless domain from the wired domain, and an advanced data compression scheme to significantly reduce the wireless access time (WAT) while overcoming the WAP 1.x end-to-end security problem. The compression scheme combines content compression with robust header compression (ROHC) and minimizes the transmitted air-interface traffic. Performance evaluations show that while WAP 1.x is optimized for narrowband wireless channels, WAP 2.0 utilizing TCP/IP outperforms WAP 1.x in wideband channels even without compression. In IS-95 channels, data compression reduces the WAT of WAP 2.0 by over 70% to give comparable performance to WAP 1.x. In cdma2000 1XRTT channels, the proposed compression method yields over 46% reduction in WAT over comparable configurations without compression. Most of the improvement comes from compression of reply contents while ROHC gives further enhancements. Request compression is useful in high-speed wireless networks. The proxy optimizes the communication process by eliminating error propagation and reducing the wireless session delay.


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